Polar IrDA USB Adapter and Bridge Driver

Polar IrDA USB Adapter and Bridge Driver
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Polar IrDA USB Adapter and
Bridge Driver
User manual
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CONTENTS
1. GENERAL ........................................................................................................................... 3
2. DRIVER INSTALLATION ........................................................................................................... 4
Driver Installation With Windows Vista and Windows 7 Operating Systems ........................................... 7
3. HARDWARE INSTALLATION ...................................................................................................... 12
Hardware Installation With Windows Vista .................................................................................. 12
4. DETECTION ......................................................................................................................... 13
Detection With Windows Vista and Windows 7 ............................................................................. 13
5. ESTABLISHING IRDA CONNECTION WITH ANOTHER INFRARED DEVICE .................................................. 15
6. REMOVE POLAR IRDA USB ADAPTER FROM THE COMPUTER .............................................................. 16
7. UNINSTALLATION ................................................................................................................. 17
8. TROUBLESHOOTING............................................................................................................... 20
9. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................... 21
10.LIMITED POLAR INTERNATIONAL GUARANTEE ............................................................................... 22
11.POLAR DISCLAIMER .............................................................................................................. 23
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1. GENERAL
Polar IrDA USB Adapter is designed for infrared data transfer between Polar training computers and other
infrared products. No other use is intended or implied.
To use the Polar IrDA USB Adapter and IrDA Bridge Driver you need Windows® 98, Windows® ME,
Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows® Vista or Windows® 7 operating system on your computer.
Make sure you have also updated to the latest Service Pack of Microsoft Windows®.
General
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2. DRIVER INSTALLATION
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Ensure that you have system administrator's rights to the PC before starting the installation.
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The instructions only work under Windows Operation System.
We recommend you insert the CD ROM in your PC and start by installing Polar IrDA Bridge Driver.
The Driver installation will start automatically. However, if it does not, open My Computer and
double-click the CD/DVD Drive.
The following popup screen appears briefly indicating the installation has started:
At this point you can open the user manual by clicking View. To continue installation, click Next:
Select the language for installation and click OK:
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Driver Installation
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The following popup screen appears:
Click Next to continue:
To select a folder where setup will install files click Change or to accept the suggested folder, click Next:
Click Install to begin installation. You can change the destination folder by clicking Back:
Driver Installation
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The following popup screen appears:
If the installer asks for you permission to continue with the installation, click Continue anyway.
Click Finish to complete IrDA Bridge Driver installation.
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Driver Installation
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You can now safely plug in the IrDA USB Adapter.
Driver Installation With Windows Vista and Windows 7 Operating Systems
With Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems follow the instructions below.
We recommend you insert the CD in your PC and start by installing the USB IrDA Bridge Driver.
The driver installation will start automatically. However, if it does not, open Computer and double-click
the CD/DVD Drive. Select Autorun if necessary.
Double-click setup.exe to start the installation.
You may need to run the setup.exe file as administrator to install the driver. To do so, right-click the file and
select Run as administrator.
Driver Installation
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Select Allow to continue with the installation process.
At this point, you can open the user manual by clicking View. To continue installation, click Next.
Select the language for installation and click OK.
Wait until the following window appears. Click Next to continue.
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Driver Installation
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To select a destination folder for the installation, click Change, or to accept the suggested folder, click
Next.
Click Install to begin the installation. To change the destination folder, click Back.
Driver Installation
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The following window appears.
If the installer asks for you permission to continue with the installation, click Install this driver software
anyway.
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Driver Installation
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Click Finish to complete the IrDA Bridge driver installation.
You can now safely plug in the IrDA USB Adapter.
Driver Installation
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3. HARDWARE INSTALLATION
Plug in the Polar IrDA USB Adapter to the USB port of your computer. You will see a few pop-up screens
momentarily as the device is being recognized (no user intervention required).
You can now start using your new Polar IrDA USB Adapter and USB IrDA Bridge Driver.
Hardware Installation With Windows Vista
For Windows® Vista operating system follow the instructions below.
To install the hardware select the Locate and install driver software (recommended). Follow the
installation guide.
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Hardware Installation
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4. DETECTION
The Polar IrDA USB Adapter is installed correctly when the red LED light on the end of it starts to flash.
You can also check the installation by going to Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Hardware >
Device Manager.
Provided the driver has been correctly installed, 'Device Manager' contents and 'Infrared Devices' now
include USB IrDA-Bridge.
Detection With Windows Vista and Windows 7
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems follow the instructions below.
The Polar IrDA USB Adapter is installed correctly when the red LED light on the end of it starts to flash.
You can also check the installation by going to Start > Settings > Control panel > System > Device
manager.
Detection
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Provided the driver has been correctly installed, 'Device Manager' contents and 'Infrared Devices' now
include (Polar) USB IrDA-Bridge.
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Detection
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5. ESTABLISHING IRDA CONNECTION WITH ANOTHER INFRARED
DEVICE
After confirming the detection of USB IrDA Adapter, place your Polar infrared device and its IR window
within one meter (39 inches) range from the infrared window at the end of the Adapter. The Polar device
will be detected if it is within a 30 degree angle from the infrared window of the Adapter. Leave a
minimum of 1 cm (0.4 inches) space between the devices.
An icon and a popup message will appear in the Toolbar indicating the Adapter is recognizing another
infrared device within its range:
While the two devices are connected and data transfer is in progress, you will see the Data Transfer icon in
your Toolbar. Moving the cursor onto this icon will display the connection speed of IrDA link.
However, if you see an Infrared Connection icon as pictured below, the two devices are connected but no
data is being transferred:
As Infrared Connetion icon appears on Toolbar, the Wireless Link icon appears on your desktop:
Establishing IrDA connection with another infrared device
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6. REMOVE POLAR IRDA USB ADAPTER FROM THE COMPUTER
To safely remove the Polar IrDA USB Adapter from your PC, click the Safely Remove Hardware icon:
Then select the Safely remove USB IrDA Bridge
Once Safe To remove Hardware is shown you can unplug the Polar IrDA USB Adapter from the PC.
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Remove Polar IrDA USB Adapter from the computer
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7. UNINSTALLATION
These uninstallation instructions apply to all supported Windows operating systems. Make sure you have
administator's rights before starting the unistallation.
To remove the Polar USB IrDA Bridge Driver from your PC, just re-install the CD into your PC. The
uninstallation procedure will start automatically. However, if it does not, open My Computer/Computer and
double-click the CD/DVD Drive.
You can open the user manual by clicking View. To continue with the uinstallation, click Next:
Select the language for uninstallation and click OK:
The following popup screen appears:
Click Next to continue:
Uninstallation
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Click Next to continue:
Click Remove to continue:
Click Finish to complete the uninstallation.
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Uninstallation
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Uninstallation
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8. TROUBLESHOOTING
If the communication fails, check that
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the infrared devices are positioned correctly. The infrared windows should be within 30 degree angle, no
further than one meter (39 inches) and no closer than 1 cm (0.4 inches) from each other.
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nothing is blocking the path between the infrared windows of the devices.
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there is no other infrared device nearby.
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your Polar wrist unit is in the connection mode.
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the battery of your Polar wrist unit does not need replacing (i.e. low battery symbol on the display).
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Troubleshooting
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9. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Polar IrDA USB Adapter
Connection
Power Source
Speed
Transmission Angle
Transmission Distance
Operation System Compatibility
Polar IrDA USB Adapter is not water resistant
Operating Temperatures
Connects directly to standard PC or Notebook USB port
Direct from USB port, no external power required.
Transmits and receives data speed at 9.6K, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K115.2K,
4Mbps (FIR), 16Mbps (VFIR)
max. 30 degrees
1 - 100 cm (0.4" - 39")
Microsoft Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7. Microsoft Windows®
Service Pack update required before installation.
MAC version 10.X
Compiled for Linux Kernel 2.6.11 & RedHat & Debian
Do not expose it to humidity or use it outdoors.
0°C to 50 °C / 32 °F to 122 °F
This device complies with part 15 Subpart B / Class B of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and 2. this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Technical Specifications
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10. LIMITED POLAR INTERNATIONAL GUARANTEE
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This guarantee does not affect the consumer’s statutory rights under applicable national or state laws in
force, or the consumer’s rights against the dealer arising from their sales/purchase contract.
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This limited Polar international guarantee is issued by Polar Electro Inc. for consumers who have
purchased this product in the USA or Canada. This limited Polar international guarantee is issued by Polar
Electro Oy for consumers who have purchased this product in other countries.
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Polar Electro Oy/Polar Electro Inc. guarantees the original consumer/purchaser of this device that the
product will be free from defects in material or workmanship for two (2) years from the date of purchase.
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The receipt of the original purchase is your proof of purchase!
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The guarantee does not cover the battery, normal wear and tear, damage due to misuse, abuse, accidents
or non-compliance with the precautions; improper maintenance, commercial use, cracked, broken or
scratched cases/displays, elastic strap and Polar apparel.
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The guarantee does not cover any damage/s, losses, costs or expenses, direct, indirect or incidental,
consequential or special, arising out of, or related to the product.
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Items purchased second hand are not covered by the two (2) year warranty, unless otherwise stipulated by
local law.
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During the guarantee period, the product will be either repaired or replaced at any of the authorized Polar
Service Centers regardless of the country of purchase.
Guarantee with respect to any product will be limited to countries where the product has been initially
marketed.
This crossed out wheeled bin marking shows that Polar products are electronic devices and are in the
scope of Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste electrical and
electronic equipment (WEEE) and batteries and accumulators used in products are in the scope of
Directive 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on batteries
and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators. These products and batteries/accumulators
inside Polar products should thus be disposed of separately in EU countries.
Copyright © 20010 Polar Electro Oy, FIN-90440 KEMPELE.
Polar Electro Oy is a ISO 9001:2000 certified company. All rights reserved. No part of this manual may
be used or reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written permission of Polar Electro Oy.
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11. POLAR DISCLAIMER
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The content of this manual is for informational purposes only. The products it describes are subject to
change without prior notice, due to the manufacturer’s continuous development program.
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Polar Electro Inc./Polar Electro Oy makes no representations or warranties with respect to this manual or
with respect to the products described herein.
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Polar Electro Inc./Polar Electro Oy shall not be liable for any damages, losses, costs or expenses, direct,
indirect or incidental, consequential or special, arising out of, or related to the use of this material of the
products described herein.
Manufactured by:
Polar Electro Oy
Professorintie 5
90440 Kempele
FINLAND
Tel: +358 8 5202 100
Fax: +358 8 5202 300
www.polar.fi
17936126.02 ENG C
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